Over the year that followed, my sister began experimenting with OKCupid, never connecting with anyone enough to want to meet in person. Meanwhile, I kissed a bunch of frogs that I met on a “fishy” site. I even started a blog to write about my dating failures and the frogs I encountered. It was called “Adventures in Dating: A Blonde Girl’s Guide to Dating All of the Wrong Men (Or: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I think I’ll go drink vodka).” My blog had a decent following for a while – I assume because it hit home for so many of my friends. (I stopped writing in it in 2011– when I no longer needed to keep kissing frogs.)
In 2009, my sister joined Match.com. It was on Match.com that she finally found someone with whom she connected enough to meet in person. They met in the spring of 2009, and they’re getting married in 2 weeks. Now, you should know that I had watched my sister begin to feel she would never find love; it was awful seeing her start to fear that her chance had passed. To see her getting married and to think back at that time brings me to tears. But that’s not my point.
Last year, my other sister went through a traumatic breakup after 3 years with a man who my entire family despised. After that, she and I decided to both sign up for Match.com. If it worked for our oldest sister, it could work for us. My sister met her boyfriend on match.com last June. We’re all expecting for them to get engaged soon. It’s amazing to see her with a man who deserves her and can keep up with her energy. That’s two sisters who found love on Match.com. Not too shabby.
Finally, I met my Matty on Match.com in 2011. After 9 months together, he and I moved in with one another this year. He’s my soulmate, and there isn’t a doubt in my mind. I had three first dates scheduled for the weekend when I met Matt. After I met him, I cancelled the other dates and never looked back. Another sister down for the count. Thanks, Match.com.
I’d like to put in a formal complaint that your process is far too effective. So effective that my parents are already kidding about the idea of funding 3 weddings so close together. One sister is getting married in 2 weeks, the other was told that she is allowed to get married in 2013. And I, the youngest sister (almost 27), was jokingly told that I am not allowed to get married until 2014. 7 years separate me and my oldest sister. Who would have thought we would find love within a couple of years of each other? You’d better hope that my Matthew can wait that long!
My father even came up with an idea for a Match.com advertisement. You can show a shot of my oldest sister & her match saying “We love Match.com!”, then a shot of my middle sister & her match saying “We love Match.com!”, followed by a shot of Matthew and me saying “We love Match.com!”. Finally, you can show a shot of our father, shaking his head and saying, “I hate Match.com.” I think it’s clever.
You’ve changed the lives of my sisters and me, “for better or worse”. While I must thank you for bringing me my Matty, did you have to bring both of my sisters their matches at the same time? You should think more about the consequences of your actions in the future! All jokes aside, on behalf of me and my sisters, I’d like to thank you for everything. “We love Match.com.”
Update: My oldest sister married her match on May 20, 2012, Matt and I were married on March 29, 2014, and my middle sister and her match will be married on May 2, 2015!